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Florencia Guillen, The Village, Video, 2007

Florencia Guillen, A Corner of the World, Performace, Soho, London, 2008

Florencia Guillen, Accounts of a Transcontinental Journey, View of the installation, 2007

Florencia Guillen is a Mexican artist based in London. Working predominantly with time-based media her works tell a narrative, often delivered in the first person and drawing upon the artist’s travels.

Guillen’s work has two facets: individual reflection and social commentary. Using video diaries and sound, the artist maps her own journeys. From Moscow to Beijing or Port to Suburb, Guillen studies her environment seeking overlooked aspects of everyday life or specific local occurrences. The accompanying sound recordings often play on a time delay between the direct documentation of the video and the author’s recollection of the scene. In other examples the commentary is less direct, highlighting the artist’s personal responses to place. Other works take the form of mixed media installations and video documentaries which involve a direct engagement with their location or local community.

Guillen has previously completed research supported by the Duveen Travel Grant titled Train Journey Moscow – Beijing: Capturing Space, People and Distance through Daily Experience. The project resulted in a work called Accounts of a Transcontinental Journey, a 10 screen video installation with sound.

About Lugar a Dudas
Lugar a Dudas was established in 2004 and is a space dedicated to encouraging critical dialogue on contemporary art and its relationship with the context that informs it. As well as exhibiting work and promoting artists, Lugar a Dudas has a strong interest in research and discussions, where shows, talks and screenings become a vehicle for artists and public to discuss the role of art in contemporary Colombia. Lugar A Dudas includes an exhibition/meeting space, a library and two self contained apartments for visiting artists.